Head Start’s Lasting Benefits

W. Steven Barnett and Jason T. Hustedt
This article provides an overview of research on the federal Head Start program and its lasting benefits.

This article provides an overview and evaluation of research on Head Start, discussing the implications of this research as it applies to the debate surrounding reauthorizing the federal program. The authors conclude this review of research finds mixed, but generally positive, evidence regarding Head Start’s long-term benefits. Detailed findings and suggestions for future research in found in this article from Infants & Young Children, Volume 18, Number 1.

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